Discover art and win prizes on the Art About Town Treasure Hunt sponsored by Visit Oakland. Let’s get started!

STEP ONE – Sign Up for Vibemap

Download the Vibemap App to easily find artists’ studios and exhibitions throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

STEP TWO – Check in with Vibemap

Go to the Discover Tab on the bottom left of the app

Open one of the Art About Town guides (Oakland, Berkeley, East Bay) Find an artist’s studio that matches your vibe and go!

Check-in using the Vibemap App at artist studios during the event weekends for a chance to win prizes including discounts to purchase art, free dinners, and hotel stays.

How to win

Level 1 – Check in at 1 open studio to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Level 1 Prize!

Level 2 – Check in at 5 open studios to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Level 2 Prize! 

Level 3 – Check in at 10 open studios to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Level 3 Prize!

Grand Prize – Earn the Level 2 Oakland Art About Town Treasure Hunt badge AND either the Berkeley, or East Bay Art About Town Treasure Hunt badge to be entered into a raffle for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

East Bay Open Studio Guides

East Bay Open Studios spans 2 counties, 15 cities, and approximately 2,507 square miles. Therefore, finding the studios and artists that match your vibe is like finding a real hidden treasure. So, follow the links below to hand-curated guides to the East Bay Studios in Oakland, Berkeley, and the East Bay!

Visit a Community Hub

Oakland Art Murmur is partnering with Visit Oakland and 8 other sponsors to showcase the diverse art scene that defines the identity of the East Bay. Check in at these local organizations to show your support and rack up more points in the Art About Town Treasure Hunt:

  • Richmond Art Center – 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804-1600
  • NIAD- 551 23rd Street in Richmond California 94804
  • Shoh Gallery – 700 GILMAN STREET, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94710
  • Valley Art Gallery – 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • Mercury 20 – 475 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Ase Arts – 3400 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Village Theater Art Gallery – 233 Front Street, Danville, CA 94526
  • Liberation Park – 7101 Foothill Boulevard, Oakland


“Discover Art In Oakland”, Grand Prize, Sponsored by Visit Oakland

Explore the heart of Oakland’s art scene with a one night stay at the Kissel Uptown Oakland, $150 Gift Card to Parche Oakland and 2 tickets to the Oakland Museum of California (Total Value: $500)

“You Are The Art”, Level 3 Prize, One Hour Photo Session

Collaborate with Oakland artist and photographer, Patanisha Alia Williams to conceptualize a photo shoot where you are the art. This package is for a one hour photo shoot, with one change of clothes. You’ll receive 15 edited images. Value $375

“Be Inspired”, Level 3 Prize, Discount On Fine Art

Visit Gray Loft Gallery during their Summer Show and receive 15% off any art purchase. Value Varies

“Emerging Artist”, Level 2 Prize, Adult Art Classes

Two winners will receive a voucher for adult art classes hosted by Ase Arts founder and artist Nichole Talbot. Each voucher is valued at $150

“Joy In A Box”, Level 2 Prize, The Akoma Market Subscription Box

Four winners will discover a world of delights with a seasonal subscription box featuring a selection of specially curated food and body items from Black-owned makers including fresh produce, pastries, self-care items, white sage, and more! Choose from gender assigned/neutral options and treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure trove of goodies. Value $25 – $50

“Artfully Hydrated”, Level 1 Prize, Insulated Wine Tumbler

Summer is here and you’ll want this Gray Loft Gallery branded, insulated wine tumbler for all of your outdoor activities. Unique and One-of-a-kind

How To Win*

*The Fine Print

Must be 21 years or older to participate. Winners will be drawn on May 22nd and notified on or before May 26th, 2023. Offers are non-transferrable and must be redeemed within 6 months from the date of winning notification, before November 30th, 2023. Hotel and restaurant reservations are required and are based on availability.